Walking Challenges

In my view one of the greatest satisfaction in walking is to have a real goal, a challenge that really pushes you beyond the norm. This may well be a difficult day walk but is more likely to involve many days/weeks/years of dedication. It took me 20 years to complete the Munros!

The Walking Challenges that I have listed are ones that I have been involved in so I therefore have a better knowledge and understanding of.

I have (where appropriate) included unedited personal experiences which are much for my own benefit and memories but will also hopefully bring a real feel to what each challenge is about.

In this section

Mountain Leader Award Scheme

“A Mountain Leader Award (ML) is a qualification for an individual to prove he/she has excellent mountain and leadership skills…

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The Dales 30

The ‘Dales 30’ are the mountains in the Yorkshire and Cumbrian Dales (defined by the new National Park Boundary) which…

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The Marilyns

“The Marilyns are any hill or mountain in Britain which has a drop of 150 metres (492.4 feet) on all…

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Top 500 Summits in Britain & Ireland

“The Top 500 mountains in Britain and Ireland (highest) with a 500 foot drop on all sides. A challenge of…

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The Wainwrights

Wainwright is the best and most famous guide book writer in our history and his name has been used to…

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Lyke Wake Walk

A walk across the moors of North Yorkshire and ending at the dramatic cliffs of Ravenscar” (41 miles, 1 day)…

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The Yorkshire 3 Peaks

“In my opinion the Yorkshire 3 Peaks offers the finest one day challenge in England bar none” Whernside   2,415…

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The Langdale 10

“Set in the rugged but beautiful Langdale Valley the Langdale 10 is a tough day walk including 10 of the…

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Lake District Three Thousand Footers

“Visiting the highest mountains in England is a really tough challenge in a single day” 44 miles, 24 hours Skiddaw…

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The Munros

“The Munros (and Tops) may be the most famous mountain challenge in Britain. To complete the Munros will take many…

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Bob Graham Round

In 1932 Bob Graham, a hotelier in Keswick, completed a round of 42 Lake District peaks in 24 hours on…

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Walking Challenges & Events

January   February   March   April The Calderdale Hike. Challenge Event: Saturday in April. A 26 or 37 mile…

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